Cutting Costs through Process Improvement

Use simulations to uncover ways to optimize resources and achieve breakthrough results.

In tough economic times organizations need to figure out how to do more with less. Often the immediate response is to cut heads, but there are many ways to optimize resources and increase the bottom line. This course will show you how to streamline processes in service, office, engineering and production environments by 50-150%.

In this program, you will learn a set of evaluation techniques to reduce costs, increase value to the customer, and boost process efficiency. The learning experience will be active and hands-on with a combination of classroom scenarios, computer simulations and direct application to your organization—so you will see the actions you should take to make the most impact. You will leave with the skills necessary to dramatically improve your information, transaction, service or development processes. And you will know which wastes and tools to focus on in order to yield the biggest returns.

This program uses the methodology pioneered by Toyota to maximize efficiency, an approach James Womack and Daniel Jones coined as "lean" in their book The Machine That Changed the World. It has enabled Toyota to outstrip all 3 American car manufacturers and keep their current losses the lowest as well.

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Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

Who Should Attend

If you have any of these problems, this program will apply to you:

For this hands-on problem-solving program, we encourage participants to identify a particular process that needs improvement, and to attend the class in pairs (or small teams). Please bring knowledge of the sequence of steps and problem areas for that process to use in class.

Costs

Individual Participants: $1,165
Package Pricing: 2 class day per participant

Available Discounts